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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Grand Canyon house description

Welcome to The Gateway Cottage! Our beautiful upscale 1765 sf 'cottage' is situated at above 7000' altitude on a peaceful acre of cool pines in Northern Arizona. It's an easy 50 minute drive to the south rim of the Grand Canyon and 10 minutes east of Williams and the Grand Canyon Railway, where you will find plenty of shopping for any of your needs. Few rental homes are in close proximity to the Grand Canyon, and there is not much as far as grocery, etc. between Williams and the Grand Canyon. With Flagstaff 25 minutes and Sedona an hour away, this is a great location!!. The tastefully decorated interior includes 2 King bedrooms and 2 full baths, a sleeping loft with a Queen bed and a BIG twin fold out chair, as well as a queen sleeper sofa comfortably accommodating at least 9 guests, and up to a maximum of 10. See the stars through the skylights from the king size bed in the master and the queen bed in the loft. The fully stocked kitchen includes everything you need, bring your groceries and make a simple or gourmet meal. The laundry room includes linens and towels. Fun activities (winter and summer) are nearby, including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Grand Canyon Railway/Polar Express, Bearizona and the Deer Farm, as well as museums, observatories and outdoor recreation such as fishing, hiking, skiing, sledding and more!


Local attractions:

1. Grand Canyon National Park ph# 928 638 7888
http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
2. Grand Canyon Railway Train ph# 1 800 the train
http://www.thetrain.com/
3. Arizona Snow Bowl Ski Area ph# 928 779 1951
http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/
4. Bearizona Wildlife Park ph# 928 635 2289
http://www.bearizona.com/
5. Grand Canyon Caverns ph#928-422-3224
http://www.gccaverns.com
6. Mountain Ranch Stables ph#928-635-0706
http://www.mountainranchstables.com
7. Elk Ridge Ski/Recreation Area ph# 928-814-5038
http://www.elkridgeski.com/index_files/Page455.htm
8. Sedona Chamber ph# 1 800 288 7336
http://www.sedonachamber.com/
9. Oak Creek Canyon US Forest Service ph# 928 282 4119
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/oak-creek-scenic.shtml
10. Out of Africa Wildlife Park ph# 928 567 2840
http://www.outofafricapark.com/
11. Sunset Crater ph# 928 526 0502
http://www.nps.gov/sucr/index.htm
12. Meteor Crater ph# 928 289 2362
http://www.meteorcrater.com/
13. Museum of Northern Arizona ph# 928 774 5213 http://www.musnaz.org/
14. Riordan Mansion Park ph# 928 779 4395
http://www.pr.state.az.us/parks/RIMA/index.html

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1765 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside only...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Groups
          • Children Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Singles

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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          • Sleeps 6 in beds, 1 on twin hide-a-bed in loft, 2 on queen hide-a-bed in living room and 1 in portable crib....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Full 2: toilet, tub, shower

            ...moreless

          • Downstairs tub/shower combo. Upstairs large soaking tub and large shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Our beautifully decorated 1765 sf home on an acre of pines offers 2 King bedrooms, a Queen bed and a twin sleeper chair in the loft, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room as well as a playpen/crib and extra pillows. We provide all linens, kitchenware and utensils, some spices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and spiced cider. Spend time in Williams shopping the unique stores there, taking a walk in the cool pine scented air or relax on the porch. Pine wood is provided for the fire pit in the back yard, and cedar wood is provided for the indoor fireplace. In the back yard there is a large play set, and we are planning to add a horseshoe pit and additional shrubbery/landscaping next spring. Please come and enjoy yourselves here at The Gateway Cottage....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                39' flat screen in living room armoire and 32' tv in first floor bedroom...moreless

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • Games:

                PLENTY of board and card games in TV armoire...moreless

              • Radio
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                We have Dishnet as our satellite TV provider....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Caves
              • Coin Laundry
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Volcano

              Leisure Activities

              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Antiquing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                Home is located on an acre of pine forest ...moreless

              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Fly Fishing
              • Snowboarding
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Spelunking
              • Hiking
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Sailing
              • Water Tubing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Table seats 8 and island seats 3 + high chair...moreless

                  • Seating for 11 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Living Room
                      • Garage:

                        Garage is not included in rental....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Firewood provided at no extra fee...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Heating:

                        The heater is propane and works very well. There is no air conditioning, no need with the cool summers....moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Please supply your own laundry detergent/items, and be considerate of water usage, as we are not on a public water system, water is hauled in at 6 cents per gallon....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        No landline is available, we do have good cell reception....moreless

                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        WiFi ...moreless

                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Plenty of parking on the property!...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Microwave
                      • Kitchen
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Check before buying, the item may already be here, spices aplenty. ...moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Cooking Utensils

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Both gas and charcoal grills ...moreless

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Yard
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Balcony:

                        Off master bedroom...moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        Williams and Flagstaff have swimming pools, golf, boating, fishing and ski/snowboarding ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer/Fall
                      May 1 - Jan 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $225 $235
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,500 $5,700

                      Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • $10 each night/guest + 7 $10 + tax
                      • Cleaning fee up to 6 $100 + tax
                      • Addl cleaning fee +6 $25 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Per night pet fee $5 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 6.74%

                      Notes:

                      Holiday ~ $250 + tax per nite, 2 nite min; Weekly holiday: $1700

                      Cleaning fee is $100 up to 7 guests / $125 up to 10 guests

                      6.74% tax per stay, not included in rental rates

                      $10 per person/night water surcharge for 8 + guests, max 10

                      Pet fee $5 per night per pet.

                      $300 refundable damage/loss deposit OR a $49 non-refundable fee for $1500 damage/loss coverage

                      Please contact owner for more detail


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                      Location

                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Flagstaff Pulliam
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Grand Canyon Railway
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-40 & I-17
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Williams
                      17 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Elk Ridge
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Elephant Rocks
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Williams

                      Car: Necessary

                      Grand Canyon 1 hour / Flagstaff 23 miles / Williams11 miles;

                      Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway/Polar Express, Oak Hill Snow Play area/Sinkhole, Bearizona, Deer Farm, Grand Canyon Caverns, Snow Bowl Ski Area/Summer Lift Ride, Lowell Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Camp Verde area), Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We are Darrel & Merrie, we met in Williams & have been married 41 years. We have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Merrie grew up in the area, and has always called it 'home', she loves the mountains, pines and the quiet pace of the location.

                      Why the Owner Chose Grand Canyon:
                      We purchased the acre in 2002 and dreamed of the day we would see our cabin there on the property. We drew the plans and sub-contracted the construction beginning in 2005, the home was, for the most part, completed in 2007. We have enjoyed the process, and have been doing some finishing touches since then. We hate to leave when visiting, as this home is so much nicer than our home in the valley. We are confident you will enjoy the property, and make many happy memories there.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      There is a peacefulness you'll feel when staying at our home, and the proximity to the Grand Canyon, Williams, Bearizona, The Grand Canyon Railway, Flagstaff and Sedona makes our home perfect for daily outings taking in all the sites. We enjoy taking the family to the cabin to enjoy the cool weather in summer. The smell of the pines, relaxing around the fire pit and taking walks in the forest, along with the occasional sightings of the deer, elk and antelope in the area are a welcome change of pace. The Kaibab squirrels that live in the neighborhood enjoy the handouts and are very entertaining. Winters are beautiful with the fresh snow, sledding and holidays in front of the fireplace with the scent of cedar wood, freshly baked cookies, coffee and hot chocolate. Christmas in Williams is a sight to see, with the lighting of the huge Christmas tree, and boarding the Polar Express is a joy for the kiddies, young and old. Bearizona wild animal park is a must see, near Williams, only 8 miles away.


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                      Photos

                      • Welcome to our home!

                        Welcome to our home!

                      • Another view of dining/kitchen, so roomy!

                        Another view of dining/kitchen, so roomy!

                      • Love that huge counter island! Great for making cookies, or a family meal

                        Love that huge counter island! Great for making cookies, or a family meal

                      • Beautiful open floorplan with gorgeous solid oak and natural slate flooring

                        Beautiful open floorplan with gorgeous solid oak and natural slate flooring

                      • Open living room has queen sofa sleeper

                        Open living room has queen sofa sleeper

                      • Very comfortable California King bed, TV in armoire.

                        Very comfortable California King bed, TV in armoire.

                      • Beautiful, roomy first floor bath

                        Beautiful, roomy first floor bath

                      • View from west end of loft

                        View from west end of loft

                      • Twin sleeper chair, nice place to relax with a book

                        Twin sleeper chair, nice place to relax with a book

                      • Master bath has deep soaking tub with a nice view of the pines

                        Master bath has deep soaking tub with a nice view of the pines

                      • Relax on the deck while cooking on the gas bbq

                        Relax on the deck while cooking on the gas bbq

                      • New swingset for the kiddies. VERY sturdy!

                        New swingset for the kiddies. VERY sturdy!

                      • Relax on the front porch on the swing and 2 rocking chairs

                        Relax on the front porch on the swing and 2 rocking chairs

                      • Beautiful stainless steel appliances

                        Beautiful stainless steel appliances

                      • Pantry area has many staple items such as salt, sugar etc.

                        Pantry area has many staple items such as salt, sugar etc.

                      • Dining seats 8 + 3 at peninsula + a high chair for your little traveler

                        Dining seats 8 + 3 at peninsula + a high chair for your little traveler

                      • Warm and cozy inside by the fire.

                        Warm and cozy inside by the fire.

                      • Washer/dryer, iron/board + extra towels/linens in laundry room

                        Washer/dryer, iron/board + extra towels/linens in laundry room

                      • View from east end of loft

                        View from east end of loft

                      • Queen bed in loft, skylight above opens for fresh air

                        Queen bed in loft, skylight above opens for fresh air

                      • Master bedroom has comfortable king bed and a balcony with small table & chairs

                        Master bedroom has comfortable king bed and a balcony with small table & chairs

                      • Master bathroom vanity, large shower and closet with blankets and portable crib

                        Master bathroom vanity, large shower and closet with blankets and portable crib

                      • Enjoy a campfire, use the old charcoal grill for cooking if you prefer

                        Enjoy a campfire, use the old charcoal grill for cooking if you prefer

                      • Our view from the front porch after a snowy winter night.

                        Our view from the front porch after a snowy winter night.

                      VRBO #374347

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                      Date last modified - Friday, May 16, 2014

                      $225 - $235 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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